After a two month investigation into timber crimes committed in the Shasta Trinity National Forest and on Roseburg Timber Products land, two Dunsmuir men were arrested over the past week.

Richard Howe, 36, was taken into custody on Wednesday, Dec. 14, following the service of a search warrant at the Rustic Trailer Park near Dunsmuir, according to Allison Giannini, spokesperson for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department.

Both the Siskiyou County and Shasta County sheriff’s departments assisted US Forest Service Law Enforcement officers in serving the warrant, Giannini said. Howe was charged with grand theft and booked into Shasta County Jail with bail set at $25,000.

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department and USFS officers served a second search warrant and arrested Alan Charles Taylor, 38. During the search, deputies found a stolen firearm and drug paraphernalia, Giannini said.

Taylor was arrested and booked into Siskiyou County Jail on charges of grand theft of a firearm, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and conspiracy to commit crime. He was also charged in US District Court with two counts of cutting, damaging, and removing timber and forest products.

Taylor’s bail was set at $15,000. As of Friday, Dec. 23, both Howe and Taylor were not listed as inmates at either the Siskiyou County or Shasta County jails.